Breast Care

Breast Care

Questions: I found a lump in my breast. What do I do?

Answer: If you find a lump in your breast contact your primary care physician or OB/GYN, who will order tests such as a mammogram, an ultrasound or a biopsy. When the results are received the course of treatment is discussed and you may be referred to a Surgeon.

You should choose a physician specializing in breast care, who can educate you on the many options and treatments available to you. If you have breast cancer you have a choice in the specialists you see. The treatment of breast cancer is advancing and changing continuously so choose physicians who are well educated, interested in breast cancer and compassionate to your individual situation.

Ideally your surgeon will develop a treatment plan in conjunction with the St. Charles Breast Cancer Center and you. You should thoroughly understand your options before proceeding with definitive treatment.